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Erie County is continuing to respond to this year’s rise in Hepatitis A cases with an immunization clinic in Buffalo.

The clinic will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Jesse Nash Health Center at 608 William Street for people 18 years of age and older.

Hepatitis A vaccinations are common for children, but not often kept in stock for adults. The viral infection of the liver can be spread by consuming food or water contaminated with the virus, or sharing food, utensils, or a bathroom.

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Erie County’s effort to combat opioid addiction and overdose is on track to get a more than $3.4 million boost from the federal government.


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Former political operative Steven Pigeon pleaded guilty to a federal election law violation in U.S District Court, in Buffalo, Tuesday.

New regulations to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace are now in effect in New York state.  Starting October 9, every business and nonprofit regardless of size must have a sexual harassment policy in place that meets state standards. A written copy must also be provided to each employee. Under the law - the policy must prohibit sexual harassment, provide examples of prohibited conduct, include a complaint form and a procedure for the timely and confidential investigation of complaints.

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A local meat producer celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019 has bought the naming rights for Buffalo's downtown baseball stadium. For the next ten years, the Bisons' home ballpark will be known as Sahlen Field, team officials announced Tuesday.

Explore & More Children's Museum

As the four stories of Explore & More's new $29 million home take shape at Canalside, the children's museum has launched its first crowdfunding effort to help shape its inside.

With millions of dollars awarded over five years, the 43North business competition has succeeded in generating excitement and publicity. Its track record in creating local jobs has not been as stellar. Charlotte Keith  has been reporting on their results for Investigative Post. While there have been some notable shortcomings, she says the competition is doing a better job at identifying companies more likely to remain in Buffalo.


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Ten years ago, Buffalo became the first city in the nation to introduce a court specifically for veterans who, through support and treatment, could overcome issues that put them in legal trouble and were preventing them from living lives as productive civilians. Now, Buffalo's Veteran Treatment Court serves as a mentor for other communities looking to establish the same.

In trying to understand the diverse views found across the New York's massive 27th Congressional District, The Batavian is a good place to start.  In 10 years, the website has developed a loyal following of readers who often engage in spirited debate on an array of topics ranging from the philosophical to the parochial. The site has become a must-stop for candidates looking to connect with voters, but the recent silence of embattled Rep. Chris Collins has prompted the Batavian to break from its standard policy. Publisher Howard Owens says they will no longer post Collins' press releases until the congressman agrees to another interview.


First Shiloh Baptist Church

One Buffalo pastor says the robust social services programs at his church may be a way to attract young people to his congregation, the notoriously unchurched millennials.

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Buffalo Public Schools say they are making headway in their chronic attendance problems among students, from kindergarten through high school.

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The Columbus Day holiday has changed, for some, from a lazy day off from work to a day of activism.


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The Green Party candidate for state comptroller, Mark Dunlea, said he isn’t in the race to win but rather to highlight one key issue — combating climate change.


UB Office of International Education

More than 600 UB students are studying overseas this year, as the university expands where they can study and recruits students to take advantages of the opportunity to learn other languages and other cultures.


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Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins, a retired UPS worker from Syracuse, and former Vietnam war protester, is running for governor for the third time, challenging popular incumbent Andrew Cuomo from the left. Hawkins, in a conversation with Karen DeWitt, explains why he thinks he is a true alternative and not just a protest vote.


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The Frontier Central School District is preparing to bring telemedicine into some of its schools. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it will begin as a pilot program to meet healthcare challenges.


It was a sloppy, ugly win, says analyst Matt Sabuda of the Buffalo Bills's 13-12 victory over the Tennessee Titans Sunday, but the result is important for a young team trying to build an identity. In holding the Titans to 221 total yards and forcing three turnovers, the Bills' defense may be exceeding expectations. The other side of the ball is a different story as the offense, including rookie quarterback Josh Allen, is showing few signs of improvement.


Organizers say their event combines two of the region's shared pleasures: eating and giving. The annual Dining Out for Life takes place Tuesday at dozens of area restaurants. Rob Baird of the event's sponsor, Evergreen Health Services, expects over 12,000 people to dine at participating restaurants.


Heritage Moments: Mary Jemison of the Seneca Nation, the ‘White Woman of the Genesee’

Oct 8, 2018
Statue by Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, Letchworth State Park, 1910; photo by Steven Tryon, pearwood

In 1823 along the Genesee River there lived an old woman who was quite famous in the region. She was Seneca, yet her features were European and her complexion was fair, and she spoke both the Seneca language and English fluently. Her children, grandchildren and other Senecas called her Dehgewanus. The settlers called her Mary Jemison, the White Woman of the Genesee.


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The latest Labor Department figures show the U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to 3.7 percent - the lowest level since December 1969. That's causing challenges for some businesses. But a new survey shows optimism about the economy continues to grow. 


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New York's two U-S senators voted against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice Saturday.

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Kenmore police chief Peter Breitnauer has been arrested Friday and charged with criminal possession of hydrocodone.

Deadlines to confirm attendance for a debate this month between Republican congressman Chris Collins and his Democratic challenger Nathan McMurray have not been met by the Collins campaign, leading to the debate's cancellation.

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October is Bullying Prevention Month across the country, and a new project is working to help children learn to stop bullying before it begins in Western New York


Burchefield Penney Art Center

An early twentieth century depiction of Niagara Street in winter is returning to town after the Burchfield Penney Art Center had an unexpected win at an art auction earlier this week.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Shea's Performing Arts Center was all a buzz in the early morning hours Friday as the public lined up early to have a chance to purchase tickets for Hamilton, the Broadway smash-hit musical. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley was at Shea's Friday morning as the first batch of buyers stepped up to the box office.  

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The Buffalo Sabres opened their 2018-19 National Hockey League season with a disappointing home shutout loss to the rival Boston Bruins. But before witnessing the 4-0 defeat, fans - and family of Sabres players - celebrated the start of a new hockey season, and hope for improvement upon last season's last-place finish.

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A recent Canisius High School graduate has authored a book Plugged In: How Mind Machines Interfaces Will Transform The World. It's about how the so-called ‘brain-computer’ is helping paralyzed patients and amputees regain movement.  WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Derby native was intrigued by the topic as he recovered from a broken neck.     

Irish Classical

Folks lined up at Shea's in the wee hours to buy the hottest ticket in America as HAMILTON, the musical, went on sale. And the "Hamilton phenomenon" seems to have raised interest in theater generally. So, if you're interested in a really good show locally, we can recommend any of the six plays and musicals closing this weekend.

After four regular season games, rookie Josh Allen has given Bills fans reason for hope (two touchdown runs against the Vikings) and for concern (two interceptions, seven sacks at Green Bay). Analyst Matt Sabuda expects fans to be patient for the near future, but a solid performance this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans is needed for the Bills to come away with a victory.


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